10 Great Things to do with Hamburger
Ground beef meals are simple, versatile and can be a delicious treat when combined with a variety of flavors and spices. Beyond the common hamburger, ground meat can be shaped into deliciously spiced meatballs, meat loafs or thick, juicy patties smothered in sauce. Not only is it so versatile, but it is one of the less expensive meats that will easily feed a medium to large size family.
To get the best flavor and texture out of your ground beef follow these great tips:
- Let the meat brown in the skillet without turning or moving it around in the pan. Leave it alone. The browned bits are the essence of the flavor – give it time to brown.
- If making hamburger patties or meatballs, don’t press down on them with a spatula. Pressing down will press out the juices, making the meat dry.
- Let the meat rest after mixing in all the seasonings. This will allow the flavors to blend into the meat.
- Use a binder mixed with the meat to prevent the meat from becoming too dense. Great binders are gf bread crumbs, cheese or sautéed onions.
Below you will find 10 great recipes for ground beef that might be slightly different from your basic ground beef recipes, after all it’s always good to have some new inspiration and ideas, even for things as simple as ground beef. Pair the following delicious ground beef recipes with simple sides such as steamed white, brown or wild rice, a light pasta or roasted potatoes along with sautéed or steamed vegetables for a delicious balanced dinner for your family.
- Chef Jessica